Josh Gordon did not play in Saturday's preseason game sue to an abdominal issue.

This could be a clear sign that the Browns don't expect Gordon to win his appeal with the league. It would be logical to think that if the Browns thought the league would rule in Gordon's favor, he would have been on the field Saturday night. This is a situation that everyone is keeping a keen eye on, but there is no doubt that Gordon is facing an uphill battle.ANALYST: David Kerr